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Old July 5th 08, 10:47 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Krustov
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Default freesat v sky freesat

Its clear freesat by sky is the better choice at the moment .

Why are people paying the same 150 (or more) to get a normal freesat
box fitted and installed that only gives you about a third of the tv
channels that sky freesat does .

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Old July 5th 08, 11:06 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mark Carver
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Default freesat v sky freesat

Krustov wrote:
Its clear freesat by sky is the better choice at the moment .

Why are people paying the same 150 (or more) to get a normal freesat
box fitted and installed that only gives you about a third of the tv
channels that sky freesat does .


The only clear advantage of 'BBC/ITV' Freesat over 'Sky' Freesat is the
availability of FTA HD programming. The 'killer' application for BBC Freesat
will be the PVR, (still delayed). That will be very useful for people
currently out of DTT range (25% of the population) to get an all in one PVR
recording solution.

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Old July 5th 08, 11:29 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default freesat v sky freesat


"Mark Carver" wrote in message
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Krustov wrote:
Its clear freesat by sky is the better choice at the moment .

Why are people paying the same 150 (or more) to get a normal freesat box
fitted and installed that only gives you about a third of the tv channels
that sky freesat does .


The only clear advantage of 'BBC/ITV' Freesat over 'Sky' Freesat is the
availability of FTA HD programming. The 'killer' application for BBC
Freesat will be the PVR, (still delayed). That will be very useful for
people currently out of DTT range (25% of the population) to get an all in
one PVR recording solution.


When that happens perhaps Sky will remove the 10pm for Sky+ recording?

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Old July 5th 08, 11:48 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Krustov
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Default freesat v sky freesat

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Mark Carver
Sat, 05 Jul 2008 11:06:48 +0100


Its clear freesat by sky is the better choice at the moment .

Why are people paying the same 150 (or more) to get a normal freesat
box fitted and installed that only gives you about a third of the tv
channels that sky freesat does .


The only clear advantage of 'BBC/ITV' Freesat over 'Sky' Freesat is the
availability of FTA HD programming. The 'killer' application for BBC Freesat
will be the PVR, (still delayed).


But thats the point isnt it - for regardless if you get normal freesat
or sky freesat fitted at the moment - your going to have change boxes
anyway at a later stage if you want a freesat pvr .


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Old July 5th 08, 11:55 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Mark Carver
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Default freesat v sky freesat

Krustov wrote:

thats the point isnt it - for regardless if you get normal freesat
or sky freesat fitted at the moment - your going to have change boxes
anyway at a later stage if you want a freesat pvr .


Yes, you're quite right. Mind you, I know one person who has been patently
waiting for the Freesat HD PVR, because:-

1: They have a HD capable screen and want HD programmes for it.

AND

2: They want a PVR.

They've thrown in the towel, and bought the 120 Quid HD Bush Freesat box, as a
temporary measure until the Humax Freesat HD PVR appears (with stable software)

I've offered to dispose of the Bush box on ebay, whatever the market rate
might be for that in 6-9 months time.

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Old July 5th 08, 01:23 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default freesat v sky freesat


"Krustov" wrote in message
om...
Its clear freesat by sky is the better choice at the moment .


Why are people paying the same 150 (or more) to get a normal freesat
box fitted and installed that only gives you about a third of the tv
channels that sky freesat does .


I don't think its that clear. Some thoughts in no particular order....

* Freesat is young. The number of hannels available will increase
significantly by year end.
* There's no HD option with Freesat from Sky. If you want to watch HDTV
without any form of subscription Freesat is the only way to do it (via set
top box with a proper EPG)
* Sky EPG is clunky in the extreme. There is no option to remove the
channels you cannot even view from the menus, other than using the extremely
limited "favourites" function.
* If you diy install with an SD receiver you can set up Freesat for
100 with new, warranted hardware.
* Do you get SPDIF audio with Freesat from Sky?




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Old July 5th 08, 01:33 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Krustov
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Vortex3
Sat, 5 Jul 2008 13:23:37 +0100


If you diy install with an SD receiver you can set up Freesat for
100 with new, warranted hardware.


Get real you ****ing idiot - how many members of the public have the
suitable satellite finding kit to be able to install the dish - let
alone have a ****ing ladder .

- buy satellite finding kit
- buy ladder
- buy cable and connectors


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Old July 5th 08, 01:50 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Alan
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Vortex3
Sat, 5 Jul 2008 13:23:37 +0100


If you diy install with an SD receiver you can set up Freesat for
100 with new, warranted hardware.


Get real you ****ing idiot - how many members of the public have the
suitable satellite finding kit to be able to install the dish - let
alone have a ****ing ladder .


I do and I have fitted a dish without problems.

But its a moot point because the same, or similar, installation is
required for Freesat or Freesatfromsky.

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Old July 5th 08, 02:30 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Krustov
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Alan
Sat, 5 Jul 2008 13:50:31 +0100


If you diy install with an SD receiver you can set up Freesat for
100 with new, warranted hardware.


Get real you ****ing idiot - how many members of the public have the
suitable satellite finding kit to be able to install the dish - let
alone have a ****ing ladder .


I do and I have fitted a dish without problems.

But its a moot point because the same, or similar, installation is
required for Freesat or Freesatfromsky.


Years ago in ye olde atari st / amiga days i remember reading about a
guy who phoned a dot matrix printer maker to enquire if there was a
printer driver available for their type of home computer .

The answer was - no we dont - but why dont you write one yourself .

The guy in question who called to ask the question quite rightly
regarded this as being the ultimate in stupidity .

What if somebody was to ask bill (i dont care) wright on the best method
on how to indirectly address the 6502 co-processor , Do you think he
would be able to provide a answer .


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Old July 5th 08, 03:00 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Andy Burns[_4_]
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Default freesat v sky freesat

On 05/07/2008 13:33, Krustov wrote:

Get real you ****ing idiot - how many members of the public have the
suitable satellite finding kit to be able to install the dish - let
alone have a ****ing ladder .


You don't *need* a ladder to install a dish, flat ground that can see
the bird is as good as a chimney.

 




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